How to become a secondary school teacher

Teach students a set curriculum and support their social, emotional, intellectual and physical development.

What does a secondary school teacher do?

Duties and tasks

  • Teach set curriculum to students through a variety of techniques and materials.
  • Develop and engage students' interests, abilities and coordination by way of creative activities
  • Prepare, administer, grade tests and assignments to evaluate and record student progress.
  • Oversee extracurricular activities like excursions, sports, school concerts and clubs.
  • Provide supervision to student teachers.
  • Take part in staff meetings and educational conferences.
  • Using creative means to develop the abilities and interests of students.
  • Discuss with students and parents about student performance and progress.

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